Just after Euro 2016 in July, Sam Allardyce was named the new England manager. Now, two months later, he is out of a job.
Big Sam was fired on Monday after an undercover sting, per The Sun and several reports. An investigation by the paper The Telegraph saw Allardyce secretly filmed making controversial comments that brought him under fire for potential bribery and corruption.
FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn held an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss the allegations.
The Telegraph says Allardyce used his position to negotiate a deal of over $500,000. The undercover video shows him telling a fake businessman how to circumvent the FA’s third-party ownership rules.
The FA was looking for full transcripts of the conversations as they wanted to hear all the facts before making the decision.
Big Sam was hired after England’s Euro 2016 failure, which saw the team eliminated by Iceland in the Round of 16. He replaced Roy Hodgson as England’s boss.